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Aruba weighs charges against Joran van der Sloot following Natalee Holloway confession

Authorities on Aruba are considering the possibility of bringing new charges against Joran van der Sloot after he confessed to killing Natalie Holloway on the island 18 years ago, officials said. Told.

Van der Sloot, 36, told U.S. investigators earlier this month that he bludgeoned Holloway, 18, to death on an Aruba beach in May 2005 and dumped her body at sea.

The statute of limitations for murders in Aruba expires in 12 years, but van der Sloot was still a minor at the time of the crime, so the question is whether the island’s prosecutors will bring new charges against the former suspect. “We cannot give a simple yes or no answer,” said Ann Angela, a spokeswoman for the Aruba public prosecutor’s office. told Fox News Digital.

“It depends on a variety of factors within the investigation,” Angela continued.

“As this is a public investigation, the public prosecutor’s office will only provide limited information to the media regarding the issue of statute of limitations.”

Natalie Holloway went missing in Aruba on May 30, 2005.
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Holloway’s infamous disappearance “is still under investigation in Aruba,” Angela noted.

“We have requested all documents relevant to the investigation from the US Department of Justice and will review them before deciding on the proceedings to be taken against Joran van der Sloot. So far , we are certainly aware of the media reports, but we have not yet received an official report from the US authorities,” she explained.

The prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on developments in the case.

Joran van der Sloor confessed earlier this month to killing Holloway and dumping her body at sea.
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Natalie Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005, on the last night of a senior class trip to Aruba.

The Alabama woman was last seen leaving a bar with Van der Sloot, then 17, who has since become the prime suspect in her disappearance. became a person.

Fox News Digital noted that he was arrested multiple times over the years along with his friends Satish Kalpo and Deepak Kalpo.

A missing person sign for Natalie Holloway is posted outside a hotel in Aruba on June 10, 2005.
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Aruban authorities also interrogated her father, Paulus van der Sloot, several times before his sudden death in 2010.

In early October, van der Sloot finally confessed to kicking Holloway in the head and hitting her in the face with a cinder block when she rejected him on the beach.

The surprising confession was part of a plea deal he struck with U.S. prosecutors in 2010 for trying to extort $250,000 from Holloway’s family.

Yoran van der Sloot was convicted of murdering Stephanie Flores, 21, at a casino in Peru in 2010.
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In an Alabama courtroom last week, van der Sloot pleaded guilty to taking money from desperate loved ones, then leading investigators on a dead-end journey and escaping to Peru. Then, exactly five years later, he murdered 21-year-old Stephanie Flores. Holloway was last seen.

The father-of-one was sentenced to 20 years in prison for extorting and defrauding the Holloways, which will be served concurrently with a 28-year sentence for killing Flores in Chalapalca, Peru. .

Van der Sloot’s lawyer previously told Fox News Digital that Van der Sloot dislikes the environment in Chalaparka, which is high in the mountains and known for its subzero temperatures and lack of cell phone service. Ta.

Over the years, Ms van der Sloot told multiple stories about what allegedly happened to Holloway. There have been so many stories that her brother doesn’t believe the latest confession.

But Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway, told CBS News last week that she was “at peace” that her daughter’s case would finally be resolved.

“After 18 years, Natalie’s case has been resolved,” she told reporters outside the courthouse.

“Joran van der Sloot is the murderer.”

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